Investor Glossary-keynesian economicsInvestor Glossary-keynesian economicsInvestor Glossary-keynesian economicsInvestor Glossary-keynesian economicsInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Keynesian Economics

The HTML to link to this page
 

Keynesian economics, also called Keynesianism, is named for economist John Maynard Keynes. His 1936 book "General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money" explored the principles of Keynesian economics. Unlike classical economics, which views the economic process as based on continuous improvements in potential output, Keynesian economics asserts the importance of the aggregate demand for goods as the driving factor, especially in downturns. Keynesian economics advocates government intervention, or demand-side management of the economy, to smooth out the bumps in business cycles and achieve full employment and stable prices. To stimulate the economy according to Keynesian economics, government intervention takes the form of government spending and tax breaks. To curb inflation, Keynesian economics believes government should cut spending and raise taxes.



Rate this Keynesian Economics definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: in escrow, irrevocable trust, FICO score, labor relations, required rate of return, current ratio, debt service coverage, margin rate, risk management, retained earnings, covered put, 1035 exchange, average price per share, phantom income, 144a, Key Rate Duration, implied volatility, quality assurance, cancelled check, reverse mortgage, stock market close, limit order, inflation, liquidity ratio, diluted share, command economy, option premium, EBITDA, ex-dividend, minority interest, FTSE, annual return, 401a, LIBOR, balance sheet, wholly-owned subsidiary, per diem, ex-dividend date, Zero Cost Collar, deferred revenue, stock split, 1031 exchange, VIX, real GDP, deferred tax, class C shares, open position, dividends payable, APR


Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
Investor Glossary Index >>> # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
©2004-2013 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use